Step Aside Firefox, Here Comes Safari

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Apple has launched a version of its web browser Safari for Windows, competing head to head with Microsoft’s Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox.  Chief executive Steve Jobs said Apple “dream big” and wanted to expand the 4.9% market share Safari enjoys.  Mr Jobs was speaking at a conference of developers for Apple products in San Francisco, California.  He said Safari was “the fastest browser on Windows”, saying it was twice as fast as Internet Explorer.

Safari For Windows TN

A test version of Safari 3 for Windows XP, Vista and Apple Macs running OSX, is available for download from the Apple website.  Apple is hoping to replicate the success of iTunes, which has proved enormously popular on both Macs and Windows machines.  “We think Windows users are going to be really impressed when they see how fast and intuitive web browsing can be with Safari,” said Mr Jobs…..

Reference : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6742439.stm

4 Responses to “Step Aside Firefox, Here Comes Safari”

  1. Craftsman Says:

    Yeah… its ’bout time.

  2. MMM Says:

    Buggy though. They’ll get it right soon I’m sure…Hope things are well at your end…

  3. Craftsman Says:

    Yeah. Doing good. Close to sealing a deal. 🙂 Thanks again for your concern and support. Always appreciated.

  4. Toggler Says:

    One behavior caused me not to give Safari a very long tryout. With the preference set to only accept cookies from sites I visited, I nonetheless would regularly receive, during Earthlink web mail sessions, a cookie from .nytimes.com. The cookie couldn’t hurt me, other than driving me batty, and I would delete it after the session, but I thought it peculiar. Even more peculiar and maddening was the fact that none of the parties considered the behavior worth remarking on.

    In online discussion, a couple of other persons, apparently with much more technical knowledge than I, posted about the appearance of the .nytimes.com cookie; they weren’t quite sure what to make of it.

    Not very long ago I checked for the cookie appearance, and it occurred. Today I checked and the cookie did not appear. Perhaps the complaint had been noted but was way, way down on the priority list.

    I might experiment with the new version of Safari, but I’m not optimistic that bugs or peculiar behaviors would get forthrightly spoken to.


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